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Mag. 2.7 quake - Philippine Sea, 81 km east of Bislig City, Philippines, on Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023, at 08:12 am (GMT +8) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.6 quake Philippine Sea, 38 km north of Bislig City, Philippines, Dec 2, 2023 10:37 pm (Manila time), which had occurred 2 days earlier.

A light magnitude 2.7 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Philippines in the morning of Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023 at 8.12 am local time (GMT +8). The quake had a very shallow depth of 12 km (7 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.7 quake - Philippine Sea, 81 km east of Bislig City, Philippines, on Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023, at 08:12 am (GMT +8) Mag. 2.7 quake - Philippine Sea, 81 km east of Bislig City, Philippines, on Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023, at 08:12 am (GMT +8)

Weak magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 12 km depth

5 Dec 00:20 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 9 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 5, 2023 00:12:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Dec 5, 2023, at 08:12 am (GMT +8)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude2.7
Depth12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.47°N / 127.01°E Philippines
Seismic antipode8.47°S / 52.99°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoLeonard Range (161 km / 100 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Barcelona, a town with 3,500 inhabitants in the Philippines, in 72 km (45 mi) distance to the southwest, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
72 km (45 mi)
SW of epicenter
Barcelona
(pop: 3,540)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
75 km (47 mi)
W of epicenter
Hinatuan
(pop: 10,100)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
81 km (51 mi)
SW of epicenter
Lingig
(pop: 6,400)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
81 km (51 mi)
W of epicenter
Bislig City
(pop: 67,600)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
85 km (53 mi)
W of epicenter
Gamut
(pop: 3,480)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
90 km (56 mi)
NW of epicenter
Arrasasan
(pop: 5,100)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
92 km (57 mi)
W of epicenter
Salvacion
(pop: 2,090)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
92 km (57 mi)
W of epicenter
Tagbina
(pop: 10,700)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
97 km (61 mi)
SW of epicenter
Boston
(pop: 2,890)
I: Not felt
Province of Davao Oriental, Davao
98 km (61 mi)
W of epicenter
Barobo
(pop: 9,890)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
99 km (62 mi)
SW of epicenter
Taytayan
(pop: 6,890)
I: Not felt
Province of Davao Oriental, Davao
100 km (62 mi)
NW of epicenter
La Paz
(pop: 2,310)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
101 km (62 mi)
SW of epicenter
San Alfonso
(pop: 3,390)
I: Not felt
Province of Davao Oriental, Davao
102 km (64 mi)
W of epicenter
Lianga
(pop: 13,600)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
105 km (65 mi)
SW of epicenter
Santa Maria
(pop: 2,550)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
111 km (69 mi)
SW of epicenter
Baganga
(pop: 10,100)
: Not felt
Province of Davao Oriental, Davao
112 km (70 mi)
NW of epicenter
Tandag
(pop: 29,000)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
113 km (70 mi)
W of epicenter
Lapinigan
(pop: 4,330)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
114 km (71 mi)
SW of epicenter
Trento
(pop: 15,900)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
117 km (73 mi)
W of epicenter
San Francisco
(pop: 18,500)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
117 km (73 mi)
W of epicenter
Bunawan
(pop: 15,500)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
121 km (75 mi)
W of epicenter
Bah-Bah
(pop: 28,600)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
124 km (77 mi)
W of epicenter
Veruela
(pop: 18,100)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
128 km (80 mi)
SW of epicenter
Monkayo
(pop: 51,400)
: Not felt
Davao de Oro, Davao
135 km (84 mi)
SW of epicenter
Compostela
(pop: 42,600)
: Not felt
Davao de Oro, Davao
135 km (84 mi)
W of epicenter
Talacogon
(pop: 15,600)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
139 km (86 mi)
SW of epicenter
Cabinuangan
(pop: 10,800)
: Not felt
Davao de Oro, Davao
140 km (87 mi)
W of epicenter
Bayugan
(pop: 40,600)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
142 km (88 mi)
SW of epicenter
Montevista
(pop: 10,100)
: Not felt
Davao de Oro, Davao
149 km (92 mi)
NW of epicenter
Cantilan
(pop: 9,410)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
149 km (93 mi)
S of epicenter
Manay
(pop: 20,300)
: Not felt
Province of Davao Oriental, Davao
150 km (93 mi)
SW of epicenter
Nabunturan
(pop: 16,700)
: Not felt
Davao de Oro, Davao
155 km (96 mi)
SW of epicenter
San Mariano
(pop: 18,700)
: Not felt
Davao de Oro, Davao
163 km (102 mi)
SW of epicenter
New Corella
(pop: 20,600)
: Not felt
Davao, Davao
173 km (107 mi)
SW of epicenter
Cambanugoy
(pop: 11,700)
: Not felt
Davao, Davao
175 km (109 mi)
SW of epicenter
Magugpo Poblacion
(pop: 233,300)
: Not felt
Davao, Davao
177 km (110 mi)
SW of epicenter
Maco
(pop: 12,500)
: Not felt
Davao de Oro, Davao
184 km (114 mi)
SW of epicenter
Cabayangan
(pop: 16,500)
: Not felt
Davao, Davao
195 km (121 mi)
SW of epicenter
Panabo
(pop: 84,700)
: Not felt
Davao, Davao
947 km (588 mi)
NW of epicenter
Manila
(pop: 1,600,000)
: Not felt
Capital District, National Capital Region
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

There are no user reports for this quake yet.
At magnitude 2.7, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag Depth Time GMT
2023-12-5
Epicenter Agency
2.7 12 km
7.5 mi
00:12:00 Philippines: 075 Km N 82° E of Hinatuan (Surigao Del Sur) PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 222 km / 138 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 8,500 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.06 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 16.7 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.36 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 2.8 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 13.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 65 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 241 quakes per year (or 20.1 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 699 quakes per year (or 58 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 841 quakes per year (or 70 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has a very high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 8 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 15 to 20 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

Map of earlier quakes in the area of this quake

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